ROM Hack Mother 1+2 Fan Translation

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OK, so there have been several fan translations of Mother 1+2 over the years, but here, we finally have a translation of the Mother 2 side of the game that translates the whole game, and not just the menus! (And it only took 16 years!)

It's a translation that uses a Variable-Width-Font (VWF), just like Earthbound. It is being led by Jeffman, who also did work on the Mother 3 Fan Translation. It also has Clyde Mandelin's Mother 1 Patch incorporated into it.

Currently the core of the VWF is mostly complete. It still has to be implemented in several other areas of the game though. There also still have to be a lot of fixes with the script and other parts of the translation before a beta patch can be officially released.

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I AM NOT BEHIND THIS. I AM MERELY A CONTRIBUTER. THE CREDIT FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF THIS GOES TO JEFFMAN, WHO ALSO WORKED ON THE MOTHER 3 TRANSLATION.


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Github:
https://github.com/jeffman/Mother2GbaTranslation/

Join the Discord!:
https://discord.gg/JZPh8dv
 
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This is actually quite impessrive. I always was quite disappointed that the Mother 2 side of the package didn’t get a full translation. Although I prefer the SNES version for the superior audio quality, with this someone could play through the whole Mother trilogy on their GBA/emulator of choice.
 
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Interesting to finally see the Mother 2 side of the game get a proper translation. Is the script a direct port of SNES EarthBound's script, were there changes made, or is the entire game re-translated?
 
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Interesting to finally see the Mother 2 side of the game get a proper translation. Is the script a direct port of SNES EarthBound's script, were there changes made, or is the entire game re-translated?
It is a direct port of the SNES script.
 

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Reading about this, it always seemed to be a Practically Impossible task, so, bravo, succeeding in doing the impossible.

It's too bad there's just nothing to be done about that audio quality. The EB soundtrack deserves better.
 
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Reading about this, it always seemed to be a Practically Impossible task, so, bravo, succeeding in doing the impossible.

It's too bad there's just nothing to be done about that audio quality. The EB soundtrack deserves better.
Sound restoration is possible.
I mean, Bregalad did it for the Final Fantasy and Breath of Fire games on GBA, so it's entirely possible.
 

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Sound restoration is possible.
I mean, Bregalad did it for the Final Fantasy and Breath of Fire games on GBA, so it's entirely possible.

Breath of Fire GBA with the color and sound restoration hack make it sound as good as the Snes version
 

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If I recall the issue was that even with proper tools, that the formatting on Mother 2 for the GBA is a nightmare.
Correct.
There is a lot of unnecessarily repeated code, a lot of odd programming decisions and a bunch of other things that contribute to this factor.
 

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OK, so there have been several fan translations of Mother 1+2 over the years, but here, we finally have a translation of the Mother 2 side of the game that translates the whole game, and not just the menus! (And it only took 16 years!)

It's a translation that uses a Variable-Width-Font (VWF), just like Earthbound. It is being led by Jeffman, who also did work on the Mother 3 Fan Translation. It also has Clyde Mandelin's Mother 1 Patch incorporated into it.

Currently the core of the VWF is mostly complete. It still has to be implemented in several other areas of the game though. There also still have to be a lot of fixes with the script and other parts of the translation before a beta patch can be officially released.

It is being unofficially dubbed "Earthbound - The Giygas Chronicles"

All credit for the text and the coding goes to Jeffman.

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Github:
https://github.com/jeffman/Mother2GbaTranslation/

Join the Discord!:
https://discord.gg/JZPh8dv

I assumed this was dead for a really long time. Jeffman really brings me back to my starman.net days. This gives me hope that the mother remake will be completed.
 
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Any estimate on when this patch will be available to DL?
We don't know for sure, but my (very rough) guess is that we will have beta patches ready within the next year or so.
If you want to know how the translation itself is doing, then you can join our discord:
https://discord.gg/JZPh8dv
 

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We don't know for sure, but my (very rough) guess is that we will have beta patches ready within the next year or so.
If you want to know how the translation itself is doing, then you can join our discord:
https://discord.gg/JZPh8dv
You can also get patches from the patches channel pinned messages, right?
 
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I got a small question! I wanna try the Mother 2 translation demo from the discord but every time I start the game with English names like Ness the name switch to ????
 

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